Home Words Bound

BENTON HEISLER WMIC Dir. of Connectional MInistries I am grateful for the words of Scripture that come to my mind and heart at various times of challenge and celebration.

Read More...

New models for ministry

Jesus said, “Go Go therefore Go therefore and make Go therefore and make disciples Go therefore and make disciples of all Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, …”   What if we tweaked that just a bit to say, “REACH therefore and make disciples of all nations!”  Perhaps some of you were at

Read More...

“Altogether Christian”

REV. MELANIE CAREY Clergy Assistant to the Bishop I joined a small group at the local church I attend. We are studying Adam Hamilton’s book Revival:  Faith as Wesley Lived it. Each week during our 90 minute meetings, we discuss a chapter of the book, we share about our spiritual practices and our lives, we read

Read More...

Home Words Bound

BENTON HEISLER Director of Connectional Ministries, WMC        My wife and I enjoy watching the various “fixer upper” shows on the DIY or HGTV channels.  At some point in the next 10 years we will need to leave the blessing of the parsonage system and acquire our own retirement home.

Read More...

“Our kids”

REV. MELANIE CAREY Clergy Assistant to the Bishop A few weeks ago, I shared a devotion with the Michigan Area Committee on Episcopacy about the current state of our children in Michigan.

Read More...

Sticks and stones

Fall is truly my favorite time of the year.  Each year, I can’t wait for it to arrive!  I love the colors. I love the cool, crisp days and the chilly nights.  I love the rustle of leaves under my feet and the excitement of football games and homecoming parades.  I love seeing the signs

Read More...

Time for some new wings

REV. DR. JEROME DEVINE DAC Director of Connectional Ministries It was late evening on a recent August summer night. It was that wondrous and mystical time between sunset and darkness. Everyone else had gone inside and I decided to step outside for a final look at the gift of the western sky.Then it happened!

Read More...

Spiritual Cairns

REV.MELANIE LEE CAREY Clergy Assistant to the Bishop “Just Dinosaurs Mating or a New Church?” Back in June, shortly after it was announced that Michigan United Methodists had overwhelmingly decided to “form one new annual conference for United Methodists in the State of Michigan”,

Read More...